Thursday, August 3, 2000

Feds have reports of 21 deaths from faulty tires
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A federal agency is investigating 21 reported traffic deaths allegedly caused when Firestone tires - often used on new pickups and sport utility vehicles - peeled off their casings.

EPA says two cruise lines polluted the air last year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants two cruise lines to pay for violating Alaska air pollution laws.

EPA says two cruise lines polluted the air last year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants two cruise lines to pay for violating Alaska air pollution laws.

Feds have reports of 21 deaths from faulty tires
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A federal agency is investigating 21 reported traffic deaths allegedly caused when Firestone tires - often used on new pickups and sport utility vehicles - peeled off their casings.

Weddings
MATTHEW RINDAL, VICTORIA MERRELL, ROGER HAYDEN, JENSINE WINTHER, MINNIE JOHNSON, JAMES DALTON

Around Town

Obituary
EMIL KOWALCZYK

Around town

Weddings
MATTHEW RINDAL, VICTORIA MERRELL, ROGER HAYDEN, JENSINE WINTHER, MINNIE JOHNSON, JAMES DALTON

Briefly

Around Town

Sudden loss complicates grief and mourning
Because of the many varied outdoor work situations and the wilderness spirit that drives many of us to spend our free time playing in mountains or on the water, Juneau and nearby communities experience a number of accidents and tragedies relat

Obituary
EMIL KOWALCZYK

Already moving from summer into fall
In August our gardens are filled with tall, strong, erect, marching lines of bloom. The stalks of Foxglove, spires of Monkshood and spikes of Ligularia are themes that course through the planted landscape. The echoing rhythm of fireweed

Obituary
STEPHEN WILBUR LINDOFF

Pet of the week

Sudden loss complicates grief and mourning
Because of the many varied outdoor work situations and the wilderness spirit that drives many of us to spend our free time playing in mountains or on the water, Juneau and nearby communities experience a number of accidents and tragedies relat

Obituary
STEPHEN WILBUR LINDOFF

Around town

Pet of the week

Already moving from summer into fall
In August our gardens are filled with tall, strong, erect, marching lines of bloom. The stalks of Foxglove, spires of Monkshood and spikes of Ligularia are themes that course through the planted landscape. The echoing rhythm of fireweed

Briefly

Life can be tough as an Irish warrior
He's a lover and a warrior, he's aging and half-crazy, and he's just met his greatest foe.

Artist highlights trees in new exhibit
Roxanne Turner's trees seem imbued with more life than most mortal vegetation.

Shakespeare in the blood
Shakespeare is good for kids.

Entertainment Calender

Entertainment Calender

Life can be tough as an Irish warrior
He's a lover and a warrior, he's aging and half-crazy, and he's just met his greatest foe.

Potter Jane Terry: Functional art
Form and function: Jane Terry is a painter and a potter, but clay is her favorite medium.

Potter Jane Terry: Functional art
Form and function: Jane Terry is a painter and a potter, but clay is her favorite medium.

Shakespeare in the blood
Shakespeare is good for kids.

Artist highlights trees in new exhibit
Roxanne Turner's trees seem imbued with more life than most mortal vegetation.

Angoon lands airport
Angoon may get a place for planes to land, not just splash down.

Cops discover water 'accident' was actually boat abandonment
An overturned boat in Lynn Canal authorities thought might be from a boating accident turned out to be abandoned property.

Around the state

Police and fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, the Juneau Crime Line and the Coast Guard reported:

Construction-site classroom to build learning
The houses Juneau-Douglas High School construction students help build each year serve as hands-on classrooms. But having an actual classroom nearby will help teachers hammer in the math and English lessons they plan to tie to the construction work.

Kake child scorched by boiling water
Kake's water problems have indirectly resulted in a family tragedy.

Kenai borough wants state's private prison
ANCHORAGE - The Kenai Peninsula Borough has offered the state a location for a medium-security prison as an alternative to the proposed private prison at Fort Greely near Delta Junction.

GCI to knuckle down on cable users who don't pay
Consumers illegally receiving GCI Cable can discontinue the service -- no questions asked -- this month.

Correction
Due to a reporting error, a Wednesday Empire article on an airport for Angoon stated only one air carrier provides regular scheduled floatplane service to the community. Both Wings of Alaska and Alaska Seaplanes provide such service.

Police and fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, the Juneau Crime Line and the Coast Guard reported:

GCI to knuckle down on cable users who don't pay
Consumers illegally receiving GCI Cable can discontinue the service -- no questions asked -- this month.

Around the State

Around the state

Correction
Due to a reporting error, a Wednesday Empire article on an airport for Angoon stated only one air carrier provides regular scheduled floatplane service to the community. Both Wings of Alaska and Alaska Seaplanes provide such service.

Research suggests pesticides interfere with salmon survival
SEATTLE -- Low levels of pesticides can keep salmon from smelling properly, blocking their ability to detect predators, catch prey and return to their native streams, new research suggests.

Kake struggles for water supply
KAKE -- A few hundred yards from the hole torn through this small community's dam, thousands of salmon thrash in the shallows near a hatchery that cannot hold all their valuable eggs for lack of a reliable water supply.

Construction-site classroom to build learning
The houses Juneau-Douglas High School construction students help build each year serve as hands-on classrooms. But having an actual classroom nearby will help teachers hammer in the math and English lessons they plan to tie to the construction work.

Ocean center edges forward
The new $50 million National Marine Fisheries Service research facility at Lena Point, slated for ground-breaking in late spring 2001, is two kinds of dream -- a 7-year planning nightmare and a shot in the arm.

Around the State

SOB needs facelift
Workers are getting stuck in elevators and the roof leaks.

Kenai borough wants state's private prison
ANCHORAGE - The Kenai Peninsula Borough has offered the state a location for a medium-security prison as an alternative to the proposed private prison at Fort Greely near Delta Junction.

Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest weak
KENAI - Two scheduled openings remain for upper Cook Inlet drift gillnet fishermen, but many are already giving up on what they're calling a disastrous season.

Business teaches children to use their hands
Since she was a child, Merridy Davis loved creating things with her hands. A few years ago, she turned her skills into a business that gives dozens of Juneau children a summertime activity.

State looks for firm to run telecom services
The state is moving ahead with plans to contract out more telecommunications services. The Department of Administration today issued a request for proposals on the project.

Charitable efforts mark Clown Week
There's nothing like an official excuse to clown around.

Downtown sewer erupts second time
A 20-inch city sewer line near the Mount Roberts tramway on South Franklin Street broke late Tuesday morning, and traffic on the street was reduced to one lane until repairs were completed Tuesday night.

Police and fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, the Juneau Crime Line and the Coast Guard reported:

Research suggests pesticides interfere with salmon survival
SEATTLE -- Low levels of pesticides can keep salmon from smelling properly, blocking their ability to detect predators, catch prey and return to their native streams, new research suggests.

ANWR cut from Bush speech
PHILADELPHIA - While George W. Bush supports opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, he won't talk about it in his keynote speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night.

Coast Guard team nabs illegal Russian trawler
ANCHORAGE -- A Russian trawler was seized Tuesday in the Bering Sea for fishing inside U.S. economic zone waters, the Coast Guard said.

Downtown sewer erupts second time
A 20-inch city sewer line near the Mount Roberts tramway on South Franklin Street broke late Tuesday morning, and traffic on the street was reduced to one lane until repairs were completed Tuesday night.

Kake child scorched by boiling water
Kake's water problems have indirectly resulted in a family tragedy.

Coast Guard team nabs illegal Russian trawler
ANCHORAGE -- A Russian trawler was seized Tuesday in the Bering Sea for fishing inside U.S. economic zone waters, the Coast Guard said.

State looks for firm to run telecom services
The state is moving ahead with plans to contract out more telecommunications services. The Department of Administration today issued a request for proposals on the project.

Charitable efforts mark Clown Week
There's nothing like an official excuse to clown around.

Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest weak
KENAI - Two scheduled openings remain for upper Cook Inlet drift gillnet fishermen, but many are already giving up on what they're calling a disastrous season.

Police and fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, the Juneau Crime Line and the Coast Guard reported:

SOB needs facelift
Workers are getting stuck in elevators and the roof leaks.

ANWR cut from Bush speech
PHILADELPHIA - While George W. Bush supports opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, he won't talk about it in his keynote speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night.

Ocean center edges forward
The new $50 million National Marine Fisheries Service research facility at Lena Point, slated for ground-breaking in late spring 2001, is two kinds of dream -- a 7-year planning nightmare and a shot in the arm.

Kake struggles for water supply
KAKE -- A few hundred yards from the hole torn through this small community's dam, thousands of salmon thrash in the shallows near a hatchery that cannot hold all their valuable eggs for lack of a reliable water supply.

Business teaches children to use their hands
Since she was a child, Merridy Davis loved creating things with her hands. A few years ago, she turned her skills into a business that gives dozens of Juneau children a summertime activity.

Cops discover water 'accident' was actually boat abandonment
An overturned boat in Lynn Canal authorities thought might be from a boating accident turned out to be abandoned property.

Angoon lands airport
Angoon may get a place for planes to land, not just splash down.

We created it, we can clean it up
News of pollution is getting to be ``old'' and ``boring'' news. Pollution has been around since mankind invented motor-operated boats, ships and discovered oil. Like the saying goes, ``Man made pollution, man can also clean up the mess created.''

Lawmakers could have stopped Kake disaster
Here in Southeast, we are surrounded and deluged with water. It's all around us and it seems to fall on us all the time. It's something we just take for granted.

Rollin', rollin', rollin' at the convention
Now HERE'S a great idea from the Republicans.

Word of mouth

We created it, we can clean it up
News of pollution is getting to be ``old'' and ``boring'' news. Pollution has been around since mankind invented motor-operated boats, ships and discovered oil. Like the saying goes, ``Man made pollution, man can also clean up the mess created.''

Does the `W' really stand for women?
The placards pop up all across the massive convention floor like flashcards for a remedial reading course:

More on the poor in our prison system
I enjoyed your recent article about why our jails are full of poor people, but I would like something clarified.

Like it or not, we pay for the convention
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Chicago Tribune:

More on the poor in our prison system
I enjoyed your recent article about why our jails are full of poor people, but I would like something clarified.

Word of mouth

Rollin', rollin', rollin' at the convention
Now HERE'S a great idea from the Republicans.

Tourism supports other helicopter uses
Coastal Helicopters Inc. is the only helicopter company in Juneau that is both locally owned and operates all 12 months of the year.

Word of mouth

Does the `W' really stand for women?
The placards pop up all across the massive convention floor like flashcards for a remedial reading course:

Tourism supports other helicopter uses
Coastal Helicopters Inc. is the only helicopter company in Juneau that is both locally owned and operates all 12 months of the year.

Like it or not, we pay for the convention
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Chicago Tribune:

Lawmakers could have stopped Kake disaster
Here in Southeast, we are surrounded and deluged with water. It's all around us and it seems to fall on us all the time. It's something we just take for granted.

Word of mouth

There's no reason for a vote on a road
Advisory vote to decide what?:

There's no reason for a vote on a road
Advisory vote to decide what?:

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Yukon Quest loses Sorel sponsorship
ANCHORAGE -- The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race has lost its biggest sponsor because Canadian bootmaker Sorel has gone into receivership, a race spokesman said Tuesday.

Coyner wins age in Lake Placid Tri
Former Juneau resident Kevin Coyner won his age group during the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Ironman Triathlon on Sunday.

Sports in Juneau

A Short, painful ride
The cyclists entered in this weekend's Tour of Juneau got just a small taste of things to come with Wednesday night's 2-mile prologue.

King fishing fair; halibut hot
King salmon catch rates in the local Juneau area remained fair last week due to success with feeder kings. The catch rate of 49 rod hours per fish is similar to t

Coyner wins age in Lake Placid Tri
Former Juneau resident Kevin Coyner won his age group during the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Ironman Triathlon on Sunday.

Tour of Juneau draws top cyclists
This year's Tour of Juneau cycling race will bring together more than just the top local riders for the four-day stage race.

A Short, painful ride
The cyclists entered in this weekend's Tour of Juneau got just a small taste of things to come with Wednesday night's 2-mile prologue.

King fishing fair; halibut hot
King salmon catch rates in the local Juneau area remained fair last week due to success with feeder kings. The catch rate of 49 rod hours per fish is similar to t

Yukon Quest loses Sorel sponsorship
ANCHORAGE -- The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race has lost its biggest sponsor because Canadian bootmaker Sorel has gone into receivership, a race spokesman said Tuesday.

Tour of Juneau draws top cyclists
This year's Tour of Juneau cycling race will bring together more than just the top local riders for the four-day stage race.

Sports in Juneau

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